Welcome to the NT Mental Health Coalition

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed (NGO) mental health sector in the Northern Territory.The NTMHC has a network of around 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of about 35 organisations across the Northern Territory.

The NT Mental Health Coalition is a full member of the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) and a founding and board member of Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).

NTMHC engages and consults regularly with the NGO community mental health sector, its’ members and stakeholders through workshops, surveys, forums, one on one discussions, social media, events such as Mental Health Week promotion, phone and email contact.

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Community Visitor Program

CVP is organising a youth mental health training facilitated by Orygen/Victoria, the national Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Feel free to send it to other relevant people in your organisation. We will send out a flyer with further details shortly, but if you are interested, keep this date free:

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 8:30-12:30
Venue TBA
Presenter: Dr Shona Francey, Orygen
Cost: $80

Content:

• Principles of youth mental health (diagnosis and diagnostic processes, treatment, best practice)
• Elements of youth mental health inpatient and outpatient/day program including best practice for working with young people with early and emerging mental health difficulties
• Working with families of young people

SANE online forums

Free online discussions moderated by SANE, for people living with a mental illness and for carers.

Anyone can register and join in by visiting the Forums page on the MHACA website, or by following the links below.

Lived Experience forum:

Tuesday 19 July 6:30pm-8:30pm NT time“What use is a diagnosis?”

We want to hear your thoughts on the benefits and challenges of receiving a diagnosis, how you can connect with or disclose to others, how it may affect your identity, and any advice you might give to someone receiving a diagnosis.

 

Carers forum:

Tuesday 26 July 6:30pm-8:30pm NT time“Recovering our families” – with partner guest Helping Minds (WA).

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Mental Health Week 9-16 Oct 2016

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We will post more information here about MHW 2016 as information comes to hand.

The Aim of Mental Health Week is to promote social and emotional wellbeing to the community, encouraging people to maximise their health potential, enhancing the coping capacity of communities, families, individuals and increasing mental health recovery.

Objectives of Mental Health Week:

  • Increase mental health literacy in the general population
  • Decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness
  • Increase help-seeking or preventative behaviours
  • Celebrate the achievements of mental health consumers
  • Develop public and stakeholder awareness of the range of services available